17th SPICE meeting 44th ICECE Work Group Meeting

Prague, Czech Republic
7 – 9 Dec 1999

The annual conference of the Czech Association of Technology Parks celebrated a 10th anniversary—not yet of the anniversary of the association, but it was the tenth conference on business start-ups, technology parks and business incubation. "Back to the roots" could have been the headline. The conference returned to the place where the first workshop was held ten years ago. This is meanwhile the association headquarter right in the heart of the historical Prague near the famous Charles Bridge. During the exhibition "INNOVATION '99" held at the same time, Pavel Svejda, Secretary General of SSTP baptized the first CD on technology and innovation in the Czech Republic. A new tool helping to find interesting ideas and partners for innovative projects. Pavel Komarek, chairman of the National Committee of the EBN-BICs in the Czech Republic reminded on the first workshop and the fact that Heinz Fiedler at that time introduced the concept of business innovation centers to the country.